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  • Proceedings International Workshop on Multimedia Software Engineering (Cat. No.98EX222)

    Publication Year: 1998
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    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 119
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  • Specification of a query language for multimedia database systems

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 111 - 118
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    We propose an abstract multimedia query calculus that is built upon a set of generalized n-ary spatio-temporal relations and the object-oriented modeling paradigm for multimedia data. The proposed calculus allows the declaration of multimedia data, specification of spatio-temporal logic, formulation of spatio-temporal queries for content-based retrieval of image/video data, and composition/retriev... View full abstract»

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  • A situation-sensitive interface for the management of personal documents

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 96 - 103
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    While multimedia/multimodal interfaces allow people to interact with computers more easily, due to an explosion of the information to be managed, an additional facility for assisting people in managing the information is needed. A new approach of personal information management based on the situation is presented. This study was motivated by the fact that (mobile) computers are operated under many... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for assessing and comparing multimedia and hypermedia authoring methodologies

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 68 - 75
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    Data perception importance by users has demanded data models oriented to individuals, whose emphasis is information description at high levels of abstraction. Model-based approaches to hypermedia design are authoring methodologies that make use of the newest data models in order to begin from high level abstractions a step-by-step process directed to low level specifications trying to cope with mu... View full abstract»

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  • Performance evaluation of media losses in the Continuous Media Toolkit

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 60 - 67
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    We show a methodology for a user-driven, top down approach to research in quality of service issues in multimedia systems. As a case study, we show the development of metrics, validation by means of a user study, and a performance evaluation of a prototyping environment. The Berkeley Continuous Media Toolkit (CMT) is a popular environment that satisfies this need. From a user's perspective, in ord... View full abstract»

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  • Content development for the Internet as a mass medium

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 2 - 9
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    The Internet is about to become the fourth mass medium, besides press, radio, and TV. Personalized news and video-on-demand are just the initial content types: like the other media, the Internet will bring forth more specific new content types. This article identifies important characteristics of these future content types. It shows that content creation for the new medium involves software engine... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed real-time multimedia object modeling

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 44 - 50
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    This paper describes a multimedia data processing model that supports a wide variety of applications based on a multimedia production model. This model is designed to realize network-transparent access to stored multimedia data, real-time multimedia input devices, and multimedia processing. The model addresses real-time data switching and delivery, as well as acquisition, processing, and output, a... View full abstract»

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  • A distributed multimedia conferencing system for distance learning

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 88 - 95
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    This paper presents a platform-independent multimedia distance education system, called GVA (Global Virtual Academy). The GVA system provides a distance lecture environment supported by multi-use interactive tools such as real-time full-duplex voice talking, text chatting, and a shared whiteboard on top of a web browser. For organizing and coordinating several concurrent lecture sections session a... View full abstract»

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  • Developing personalized information services on the internet

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 86
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  • Engineering multimedia user interfaces with objects and patterns

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 51 - 58
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    We discuss the use of an object-oriented design model to describe multimedia user interfaces. Our approach is complemented with a set of design patterns aimed at capturing recurrent interface design problems together with good solutions to those problems. We first introduce the problem of designing usable multimedia interfaces, we then present the Object-Oriented Hypermedia Design Method to contex... View full abstract»

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  • Structured Graph Viewer: a scalable hypermedia browsing tool

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 104 - 110
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    When browsing a large hypermedia collection, users open struggle to maintain context. An overview facility which works together with standard browsers is needed. The Structured Graph Viewer is part of a system designed to do this. The system supports organising a collection as a structured graph, which can then be explored with the viewer. Structured graphs is a visual formalism originally created... View full abstract»

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  • A synchronization model for multimedia presentation with critical overlap avoidance

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 36 - 43
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    This paper presents an object-oriented model to handle the temporal relationship of multimedia objects at the presentation platform. Synchronization of the composite media objects is achieved by ensuring that all of the media objects to be presented in the upcoming “manageable” period must be ready for execution. We define the manageable presentation interval and introduce the concept ... View full abstract»

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  • Creation of new communications based on multimedia technologies

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 78 - 85
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    Various new types of telecommunications services are expected to emerge based on multimedia technologies. In this paper, the concept of hyper-communications is proposed which merges human communications in cyberspace accommodating various people from different places, times zones, and cultures, with computer-generated human-like agent communications. Technologies necessary for bringing about this ... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual multimedia objects as the platform of customizing multimedia data

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 18 - 25
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    Customizing multimedia data as well as referring its portion is required in multimedia applications. This paper proposes a virtual multimedia object (VMO). This is the object virtually created based on objects in multimedia data. Users can derive portions of multimedia data, append specific data to them, create a new object based on them, and convert their data formats through VMOs. This paper tri... View full abstract»

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  • Audio-visual software requirements specification

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 26 - 33
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    The author proposes an audio-visual software requirements definition method including an audio-visual software requirements specification (AVSRS) with an audio-visual requirements language and executing SRSs. The method proposed provides a describer for defining both the shape and semantics of icons to specify the requirements. The method also provides for describing icon movements as a scenario d... View full abstract»

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  • An EFSM-based formal model for providing VCR-like functions in multimedia systems

    Publication Year: 1998 , Page(s): 10 - 17
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    We propose a Dynamic Extended Finite State Machine (DEFSM) to achieve software modeling of interactive multimedia presentations. Using the DEFSM-based approach, each medium's behavior, i.e., intra-medium synchronization, is specified in an Actor DEFSM; inter-media's relationship, i.e., intermedia synchronization, is specified in a Synchronizer DEFSM. In order to re-synchronize media displaying whe... View full abstract»

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